SPORTS: Chimacum faces Cedar Park Christian in crucial football game

PORT TOWNSEND — The Chimacum football team should be used to this by now.

For the third straight week, the Cowboys find themselves in a do-or-die situation going into a Friday night Nisqually League showdown.

This time it comes on homecoming against Cedar Park Christian (3-2 in league, 5-2 overall) tonight at 7 p.m.

A Cowboys (2-3, 3-4) win could put them in a three-way tie for third place in the Nisqually. A loss, however, would eliminate any chance of acquiring one of the league’s four postseason bids.

Cedar Park will bring a high-powered offense to Memorial Field.

The Eagles have scored an average of 39.4 points per game this season, with a well-balanced attack led by quarterback Justin Girgus (1,506 passing yards, 15 TDs) and running back Zach Dinsmore (1,316 yards, 13 TDs).

Chimacum is coming off back-to-back wins.

, including last week’s 38-7 drubbing of Charles Wright on the road.

The Cowboys ran for a season-high 208 yards in the victory.

Chimacum head coach Shawn Meacham will likely look to employ the same kind of ball control offense tonight.

Klahowya at Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — The tenth-ranked Roughriders get the perfect homecoming patsies with the winless Eagles (0-5, 0-7) coming to Civic Field for an Olympic League matchup tonight.

Port Angeles, 7-0 for the first time since 1967, was ranked No. 10 in Class 2A by the Associated Press this week.

The Riders have already clinched a postseason berth and a second-place finish at worst in the Olympic.

Win tonight and they will have a shot at an outright league title when Sequim visits Civic next Friday for their much-anticipated showdown.

North Kitsap at Sequim

SEQUIM — The Wolves (5-0, 6-1) warm up for next week’s rivalry game at Port Angeles with a contest against the struggling Vikings tonight at 7 p.m.

North Kitsap (1-4, 1-6) has lost three in a row in Olympic League play.

Now it gets the privilege of facing a team that’s won 30 straight games in October under Wolves head coach Erik Wiker.

Forks at Tenino

TENINO — The Spartans will get their best remaining chance at a SWL-Evergreen Division win this season when they travel to take on the Beavers tonight at 7 p.m.

The Beavers (1-4, 2-5) are coming off their first league victory of the season, a 15-14 squeaker over Rochester.

Up next for the Spartans (0-5, 0-7) after that is third-place Elma (3-2, 4-3) at home on Oct. 29.

B School roundup

JOYCE — The Loggers, three days off a mercy-rule loss to Lummi, face another critical Northwest Football League test when Evergreen Lutheran visits Saturday at 1 p.m.

Crescent’s homecoming game will also be a battle for fourth place in the NFL,

The Eagles (3-3 in league and overall) sit just ahead of the Loggers in the standings, and only four teams move on to the playoffs.

Meanwhile, Quilcene (4-1, 4-2) and Neah Bay (4-0, 5-1) face each other for the second time this season when they meet Saturday in Quilcene at 1 p.m.

The Red Devils can clinch a postseason berth with a win, while Quilcene can give itself a shot at the NFL’s No. 2 seed.

If the two teams’ earlier meeting is any indication — a 66-16 Red Devil nonleague victory — the Rangers face an uphill battle.

In other 1B action, Clallam Bay (1-4 in league and overall) hosts Muckleshoot (1-3 in league and overall) tonight at 7 p.m.

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